Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fix console font on NetBSD 5.1/macppc

One of annoying things about booting NetBSD 5.1 on PowerMAC G4 after install is console font which is too big to fit in screen. Today I found solution on port-macppc mailing list. You can see it here http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-macppc/2011/10/18/msg001479.html.

Edit your kernel config file to look like this:

#options    FONT_GALLANT12x22
options       FONT_VT8x8
then recompile and reboot.